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It happens to the best of us: One drink leads to two, then another two. . . and before you know it you’re waking up to a headache, dry mouth and waves of nausea that just won’t quit. So here are nine hangover hacks to recover the morning after a night of overindulgence, sure to have you on the mend fast.
1. Organic Saltine Crackers
Decrease nausea and soak up the increased acids in your stomach with relatively bland, easy-to-digest carbs, like a couple of saltine crackers. And don’t forget to follow up with water, as dehydration is the other big hangover culprit.
2. Fresh Coffee
A kick of caffeine will help shrink swollen blood vessels in your pounding head. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, definitely don’t skip it on hangover mornings. The withdrawal will only add to your misery.
3. Bouillon Broth
A steaming bowl of bouillon broth will go a long way to replacing salts and minerals lost after a dehydrating cocktail spree. Plus it’s easy enough to get down when your stomach is doing flip-flops.
4. Hangover Tablets
Not all hangover pills work, but these two are worth trying. PreToxx comes packed with electrolytes, a key element to replenish if you want to feel better fast. Blowfish, which is FDA recognized as hangover reliever, uses caffeine and aspirin to quash headaches and body pain. Both are great options if your stomach is too sensitive to get a cup of coffee down.
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5. Vitamin Boost: Emergen-C Drink Mix
Expect this combination of water and a mega-dose of vitamins to revive you from a pounding headache, dehydration and fatigue, while bolstering your immune system from the harsh after-effects of a big night out.
6. RESQWATER Proactive Recovery
Created as a post-workout drink, RESQWATER Proactive Recovery (pronounced “rescue water”) contains natural and organic ingredients like N-Acetyl Cysteine (muscle recovery), milk thistle (aids the liver), B vitamins, electrolytes, prickly pear extract and organic cane sugar – pretty much a full list of what’s recommended to kick a hangover.
7. Advil Ibuprofen Tablets
Sometimes you have to stick with the tried and true. Advil ibuprofen pain relievers dull pain receptors when you have a headache, fever, chills–and it’ll work the same magic with a hangover as it does with the common cold or a headache.
Get on the mend fast by re-upping your electrolytes. If you’re not a fan of sports drinks, gulp down a bottle of AquaHydrate, which contains similar levels of electrolytes, plus the water your body desperately needs.
9. Adjustable Loft Pillow
And finally, the best cure for a hangover can just be time. So if you have the luxury of going back to bed, do it. Snuggle up to a hypoallergenic pillow like Coop Home Goods’ version, and pair the “sleep cure” with any of the other methods above to get yourself back in fighting condition.